An argument with a mother, some advice for a father, a man remembers playing baseball with his father, a poetic response (or introduction) to a summer blockbuster action movie, a photograph aspiring to altitude, and did you ever wonder what makes old books smell like…old books?
“He Took a Bullet for Me” by Doug Spurling for Kingdom Bloggers.
“The Persistence of Beauty: The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things” by Anita Mathias at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.
“The Mob” by Rod Dreher for The American Conservative.
“The Showdown” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“Plea/Bargain” by Daniel Donovich at The Itinerant D.
“Because she’s my mother” by Duane Scott at Scribing the Journey.
“Fathers should not Trouble the land” by Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.
“Infinity, Plus One” by Amanda Hill at Hill + Pen.
“The Robe Upon My Back” by Seth Haines for Deeper Story.
“Wise in Our Brokenness” by Jason Vana.
“It’s Not Easy Being Green” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“Reflections on a Ballerina” by Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.
“Cloud’s Lining” by Robbie Pruitt at Poetry by Robbie Pruitt.
“Petrarch” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Purgatory” by B.K. Mckenzie at Signed…BKM.
“Code-Breaking” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“As we walk” by Brian Miller at WayStationOne.
"Don't Listen" by Laurie Kolp at Laurie Kolp Poetry.
"Circular" by Chris Galford at The Waking Den.
"Summer Blockbuster" by Brendan MacOdrum at Oran's Well.
Paintings and Photographs
“Aspiring to Altitude: Almost There” by J of India at Neither Use Nor Ornament.
“This Old House” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“A Gift in Time” by Davis Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Skies” by Timothy Good at Photography by Tiwago.
“Trout Pond in Spring” by Steve Gravano at Take a Look Around.
“Why Do Old Books Smell?” by Richard at Abe Books.
Photograph: Green Hotel by Vera Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.